Packing for holiday with a 9 month old!

I decided to do a blog of what we packed to go abroad for a week. I probably started gradually packing a few weeks before. We took two cases as we had 23kg each, so for Charlie I wracked my brains to make sure I covered everything so here was my list for him.

We took his changing bag for the plane and packed everything else into our suitcases.

Plane Bag*

๐Ÿ”น 2 ready made bottles

๐Ÿ”น Water bottle

๐Ÿ”น 2x Bottles

๐Ÿ”น 2x Fruit

๐Ÿ”น 2x Food

๐Ÿ”น Spoon & Bowl

๐Ÿ”น 10x Nappies

๐Ÿ”น 2x packs of wipes

๐Ÿ”น First Aid Kit

๐Ÿ”น Teething Gel

๐Ÿ”น Nappy Cream

๐Ÿ”น Nappy Bags

๐Ÿ”น Dummies & clip

๐Ÿ”น Calpol Sachets

๐Ÿ”น Changing Mat** this was amazing!

๐Ÿ”น Feeding Bibs & Normal Bibs

๐Ÿ”น Ear Defenders

๐Ÿ”น Toys – Sophie, Bee, Crinkle Book, Bath Book


๐Ÿ”ธ Lion King Shorts & Tee

๐Ÿ”ธ Hooded shorts & Tee

๐Ÿ”ธ T-Shirts x5

๐Ÿ”ธ Rompers x4

๐Ÿ”ธ Swim Shorts x3

๐Ÿ”ธ Swim Suit & Hats x2

๐Ÿ”ธ Suncream kids Factor 50

๐Ÿ”ธ Nappies x25 (min)

๐Ÿ”ธ Wipes x4

๐Ÿ”ธ Shorts x4 beige,grey & denim

๐Ÿ”ธ Hat for daytime

๐Ÿ”ธ Sandals

๐Ÿ”ธ Shortsleeved Vests x6

๐Ÿ”ธ Swim Nappies x15

๐Ÿ”ธ Sleepsuits x2

๐Ÿ”ธ Bottles x2

๐Ÿ”ธ Beach Tent

๐Ÿ”ธ Inflatable For pool

๐Ÿ”ธ mini pool

๐Ÿ”ธ hooded towel

๐Ÿ”ธ Light Sleeping bag

๐Ÿ”ธ Bibs

๐Ÿ”ธ Formula

๐Ÿ”ธ 10 Sachets of food

๐Ÿ”ธ 4 ready made bottles

๐Ÿ”ถ Snoozeshade

I need to mention the changing bag – Matt bought a travel changing bag from amazon and it was a god send! It saved me lugging his backpack around and we used it throughout the day. It folds out into a changing Matt, has space for wipes, creams, nappies & wipes it was just perfect for what we needed. Iโ€™ve included pics below!

Iโ€™ll be honest I packed WAY too much for Charlie he didnโ€™t wear even a quarter of his clothes as most of the time he was in his nappy and we would get him to sleep before we left for dinner in the evening so he would be in just a short sleeved vest bodysuit. Even putting shorts & T-shirt on him in the day it was just way too much as it was too hot. I think if he was older and staying up later then he would have worn a lot more but I am glad I over packed than under packed.

We didnโ€™t use the beach tent or the small inflatable pool but would still take them for when heโ€™s older!

Another thing I just have to mention is our snoozeshade – what an absolute god send this is. I use it every day anyway because it helps get Charlie off to sleep if we are out and about in his Pram. But for holiday it was great too! We used it all day everyday and it is definitely my holiday essential for any baby to have. We actually got ours off eBay for ยฃ5! BARG!

I think we took around 35 nappies in total and didnโ€™t use them all, and we had swim nappies left over. Charlie went through 2 swim nappies a day weโ€™d take him in the pool in the morning & afternoon. We also took Charlieโ€™s 0.5 tog sleeping bag as he sleeps in one every night and wanted to try keep things the same, as we had air con in our room he just had a vest on underneath and that was fine he wasnโ€™t too hot or cold.

I think that basically covers everything!



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